Digital Designs DD Audio AW6.5S 6.5" (17cm) Speakers

$1,449.95

AW Series HQ Component Speakers

Overview

DIGITAL DESIGNS is proud to introduce a new line of components in cooperation with Anselm Andrian. In many years of audio discussions between Anselm Andrian and Jassa Langford, these two designers wanted to create a line of audio components expressly for enthusiasts who don't have a trust fund from which to purchase audio equipment; enthusiasts whose desires are greater than their means. The goal was to bring together components with all the solid engineering to bring out the best performance while spending quality ear time to tune the sound. In short, spend the money where needed, don't waste money on techniques for marketing hype.

These drivers and xovers are based on years of hands-on experimentation, years in the machine shop and countless hours of listening to LPs, CDs, Reel to Reels and live instruments. Anselm is host to a magnificent collection of audio sources including several metric tons of vinyl, all of which take turns in the spotlight to reveal whether the latest changes are keepers or steps in the right direction. It is a passion that drives us to scrutinize minute details, to pursue the endless "what ifs" and search for that perfect snare, piano harmonic or vocal semblance. In the end, drivers are more than the sum of their parts and specs, if the music is to come alive, there is a symmetry and flow between the parts. There is a "rightness" to sound, which when everything comes together nicely, can bring out the live quality of music. This is the goal of the DDA venture. It is all about enjoying the experience.

There are plenty of high tech parts to explore in the DDA components. The best materials and meticulous assembly techniques are used in the manufacturing; no compromises are made where quality or pursuit of accuracy is concerned.

The DDA-W6.5 mid-woofers represent "state of the art" in driver technology. The machined motor structures are held to the tightest tolerances and provide a well damped magnetic field for the voice coil. The suspension was optimized for sharp mid-bass and controlled sub-bass. The coil wire is the highest temperature available and held with the finest adhesives. The coil former is ventilated and the wire gauge/former thickness optimized to reduce moving mass. The adhesives from the coil to cone are bonded with specialized, hardened material to pass all energy from the coil to the cone. The cone is made from lightweight aluminium to achieve wide bandwidth and efficient energy transfer to the air. The result is crisp, clear and detailed sound with forceful bottom end.

The DDA-T28 is a wide-band tweeter with a 28mm coil diameter It uses two rear chambers, one behind the voice coil and a second milled aluminium chamber behind the motor. n>Shorting rings are used in the motor to flatten the impedance curve and wick away heat from the coil windings. The proprietary fabric dome has a range extending 10,000Hz past the hearing capability of the human ear. Countless hours of listening have been done to "tune" this tweeter via each part, glue joint and assembly step. The result is a most listenable tweeter which will show you new details you hadn't known possible.

The included CC1 2nd order bi-ampable passive crossover (also sold separately) is both eye pleasing with it's dual finish metal chassis and hidden speaker terminals, and highly functional. It features +/- 3db tweeter attenuation, tweeter phase shift, selectable conventional or bi-amp input mode, air core coils, and metallized film caps.

 

Features

  • Excellent for infinite baffle use
  • Great off-axis response
  • Extremely-rigid aluminum cone woofer
  • Laser etched logo
  • Direct Connect lead wires
  • Purdy Rubber Magnet Boot

 

Specifications

  • DCR: 3.4 Ohms
  • Nominal resistance: 4 Ohms
  • Fs: 57 Hz
  • Voice Coil Diameter: 37mm
  • Qms :11.56
  • Qes: 0.5
  • Qts: 0.48
  • Cms: 0.47mm/N
  • Vas: 12l
  • Moving mass: 16.1g
  • BL: 6.31
  • SPL 1W, 1m: 89dB
  • Power Handling: 150 W RMS

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